Sunday, March 26, 2017

Injury Crash on I15 North of Malad

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District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 03/26/17 4:30 p.m.
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On March 25, 2017, at approximately 10:05 pm. the Idaho State Police investigated a one vehicle crash on I-15 near milepost 20, 7 miles north of Malad, Idaho. Latisha Beebe, 44, of Layton, Utah was traveling southbound in a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse. She struck the guardrail on the left shoulder and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle continued across both southbound lanes and off the right shoulder where the vehicle rolled. Beebe was transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

Both southbound lanes were closed for approximately 45 minutes. It is unknown if Beebe was wearing her seatbelt. The investigation is ongoing.



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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Property damage crash on I84

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For Immediate Release: <03/22/17 11:06>
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On March 22, 2017, at approximately 3:24 p.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on Interstate 84 at milepost 184.3, just 8 miles east of Twin Falls, Idaho. Benjamin Ping, 43, of Clarksburg, Maryland, was traveling westbound in a 2014 Kennworth Semi with trailer when he failed to maintain his lane and struck another commercial vehicle parked on the shoulder. Oswald Perez, 41, of Galt California, had parked his 2008 Kennworth Semi with trailer on the shoulder due to sustaining engine trouble. Benjamin Ping was hauling jelly and juice which scattered across the roadway during the crash. Westbound Interstate 84 was blocked off and rerouted at milepost 188 until 8:03 p.m. while the crash was being cleared. Both Ping and Perez were wearing seatbelts. No injuries were sustained. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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Semi Crash in Elmore County Blocks Traffic

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For Immediate Release: 03/22/17 1:45 p.m.
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On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at approximately 10:43 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, non-injury crash, westbound I84 at milepost 78, in Elmore County.

Douglas Barton, 62, of Surrey, British Columbia, was stopped on the right, westbound shoulder in a 2007 Freightliner commercial vehicle. Thomas Smith, 33, of Boise, was traveling westbound in a 2005 Freightliner commercial vehicle, when he failed to maintain his lane and struck Barton?s commercial vehicle.

Barton was in the sleeper cab and was not wearing a seatbelt. Smith was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Due to both commercial vehicles catching on fire, one westbound lane of travel was blocked for approximately five hours while crews worked to clean up the scene.

The crash is under investigation.


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Fatal Crash near Arimo - Update

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District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 3/22/2017 1:30 p.m.
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On March 22, 2017, at approximately 6:12 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a multi-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 15 at milepost 40, near Arimo. A 2004 Saturn Ion, driven by Kathleen Garcia, age 36 of American Falls, was headed southbound when she struck the rear of a 2015 Freightliner, driven by Shane Jones, 41 of Pocatello. Garcia's vehicle went off the shoulder, overcorrected and rolled coming to rest in the left lane facing the wrong direction. Garcia's vehicle was then struck by a 2008 Peterbuilt, driven by Dale Dean, age 52 of Hermiston, Oregon. Garcia was wearing her seatbelt and succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Next of kin has been notified. The crash remains under investigation.

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The Idaho State Police are currently investigating a three vehicle crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 40, near Arimo. There is one confirmed fatality and the left lane is currently blocked. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling through the area. More information will be released when it becomes available.

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Fatal Crash near Arimo

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Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
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For Immediate Release: 3/22/2017 7:10 a.m.
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The Idaho State Police are currently investigating a three vehicle crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 40, near Arimo. There is one confirmed fatality and the left lane is currently blocked. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling through the area. More information will be released when it becomes available.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Injury Crash in Twin Falls County

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For Immediate Release: 03/19/17 2:30 A.M.
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The Idaho State Police is investigating a two vehicle injury-crash at the intersection of N 3800 E and State Highway 50 in Twin Falls County. The intersection is blocked. More information will be released when it becomes available.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Injury crash on I84 at Garrity

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For Immediate Release: 03/17/2017 7:30 p.m.
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On Friday, March 17th, 2017, at approximately 5:05 p.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a three vehicle injury crash on Interstate 84 at milepost 38, the Garrity overpass.

Alexandria Cowles, 19 of Nampa, was westbound in a 2013 Volkswagen Bug, when she failed to slow for traffic that was stopped in the area. Cowles' vehicle rear-ended a 2003 Toyota Tacoma driven by Brian Cate, 44 of Boise. Cate's vehicle was pushed into a 2012 Honda Accord, driven by Frank Towel,75 of Caldwell. Cate's vehicle overturned coming to rest on its top.

All occupants were wearing seatbelts. A passenger in Towell's vehicle was transported by ground ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Health Plaza in Nampa. The two left lanes of travel were blocked for approximately 1 hour as crew cleared the scene.


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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Idaho State Police mourns the passing of former ISP Director, Col. Ed Strickfaden

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IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - Idaho State Police mourns the passing of former Director, Col. Ed Strickfaden
ISP Headquarters
700 S. Stratford
Meridian, ID 83642

The men and women of the Idaho State Police are deeply saddened to learn that one of our former directors and the "Father of the Contemporary ISP," Colonel (Retired) Edwin D. Strickfaden, passed away today. Col. Strickfaden was a dedicated public servant who served in the U.S. Air Force prior to joining the State Police in 1967. He served as a Trooper in various ranks throughout our state and became our leader in 1999.

Soon after becoming director, Col. Strickfaden spearheaded the effort to reorganize the former Idaho Department of Law Enforcement to better serve the citizens of Idaho. This culminated in an Idaho House of Representatives bill, signed into law by former Governor Dirk Kempthorne in 2000, which created the Idaho State Police.

"Our thoughts today are with Col. Strickfaden's wife Barbara and their entire family," said Idaho State Police Director, Col. Ralph Powell. "There is a void created today with his passing. He was a champion for all law enforcement throughout the state, not just ISP. He was a charismatic leader who represented the people of our great state and worked tirelessly to keep us safe. Ed was a personal friend and a true mentor in every sense of the word, and he will be truly missed."

Former Gov. Kempthorne said, "Colonel Strickfaden was, without question, an outstanding leader, a motivator, and a keen strategic thinker guiding the outstanding men and women of the Idaho State Police. He personified what any citizen would hope to find in a law enforcement officer - always bringing dignity and honor to the badge he proudly wore. First and foremost, he was a peace officer. God bless Colonel Ed Strickfaden."


Media Contact:
Tim Marsano, (208) 884-7122
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Media Advisory: Reporters invited to participate in "Officer on the Train" program, Monday, March 20, Pocatello

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ISP Headquarters
700 S. Stratford
Meridian, ID 83642

OFFICERS RIDE THE RAILS TO CATCH MOTORISTS VIOLATING GRADE CROSSING LAWS

WHAT: "Officer on the Train" program designed to identify unsafe motorists who attempt to beat the train and violate Idaho grade crossing laws.

WHEN: Monday March 20, 2017, 7:00-8:00 am. - Press Briefing

WHERE: 300 S. Harrison Ave. Pocatello, ID 83204

WHO: The "Officer on the Train" program is sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad, Idaho Operation Lifesaver, and Idaho State Police, as well as, city and county agencies in those areas. The briefing will include: Travis Campbell, State Director for Operation Lifesaver as well as officers from the agencies involved.

WHY: An incident happens about every three hours between a train and a motorist/pedestrian. We would like to change motorists' behavior and ultimately save lives.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: There is an opportunity for media representatives to ride in the locomotive cab. If motorists violate the law by ignoring the signals, you may be able to obtain video of officers issuing citations to drivers. If your station wants a timeslot riding in the cab of the locomotive, you must make arrangements ASAP. It will be first come first serve.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Idaho State Police Troopers / Idaho Operation Lifesaver State Coordinator Travis Campbell

CONTACT: Travis D Campbell, State Coordinator, Idaho Operation Lifesaver
208-412-2481
Oli.idaho@gmail.com

Lt. Christopher Weadick ISP District 6 - 208-525-7377

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rollover Crash Near Pocatello Sends One to Hospital

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District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 03/15/2017 at 6:40 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On March 15, 2017 at approximately 4:50 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 15 at milepost 61, just south of Pocatello, ID.

Tami L. Smith, 51, of Malad, ID was driving southbound on Interstate 15 in a 2009 Toyota Yaris when she drove off the roadway onto the left shoulder, then rolled the vehicle. Smith was wearing a seatbelt. She was transported by ground ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Vehicle vs. Pedestrian crash in St. Anthony

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District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 03/14/2017 6:10 p.m.
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On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on Bridge Street near the Maverik, in St. Anthony.

Skylar T. Maupin, 25, of St. Anthony, was driving a 2008 Chevy Silverado northbound on Bridge Street. Maupin's vehicle left the lane of travel, continued onto the sidewalk hitting a utility pole, and striking a male juvenile.

The male juvenile was transported by air ambulance to Eastern Idaho Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Maupin was wearing a seat belt.

Idaho State Police was assisted by St. Anthony Police Department, Fremont County Sheriff's Office, and Fremont County EMS.

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Media Advisory: Reporters invited to participate in "Officer on the Train" program, Thursday, March 16

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ISP Headquarters
700 S. Stratford
Meridian, ID 83642

OFFICERS RIDE THE RAILS TO CATCH MOTORISTS VIOLATING GRADE CROSSING LAWS

WHAT: "Officer on the Train" program designed to identify unsafe motorists who attempt to beat the train and violate Idaho grade crossing laws.

WHEN: Thursday, March 16, 2017
7:30-8:00 a.m. - Press Briefing

WHERE: 3rd Street railroad crossing, Meridian, Idaho.

WHO: The "Officer on the Train" program is sponsored by Boise Valley Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad, Idaho Operation Lifesaver, and Idaho State Police, as well as city and county agencies in those areas. The briefing will include: Travis Campbell, State Director for Operation Lifesaver as well as officers from the agencies involved.

WHY: An incident happens about every three hours between a train and a motorist/pedestrian. We would like to change motorists' behavior and ultimately save lives.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: There is an opportunity for media representatives to ride in the locomotive cab. If motorists violate the law by ignoring the signals, you may be able to obtain video of officers issuing citations to drivers. If your station wants a timeslot riding in the cab of the locomotive, you must make arrangements ASAP. It will be first come first serve.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Idaho State Police Troopers / Idaho Operation Lifesaver State Coordinator Travis Campbell

CONTACT: Travis D Campbell, State Coordinator, Idaho Operation Lifesaver
208-412-2481
Oli.idaho@gmail.com

Monday, March 13, 2017

Update: Fatality crash near Kimberly

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
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For Immediate Release: 03/14/17 12:46 A.M.
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***** Update *****

On Monday, March 13, 2017, at approximately 3:44 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a four-vehicle, fatality crash at 3375 East 3700 North in Twin Falls County, near Kimberly, ID.

Adam Christensen, age 40, of Twin Falls, ID, was driving eastbound on 3700 N in a 2003 Peterbilt hauling one trailer. Danny Connolly, age 56, of Twin Falls, ID, was driving westbound in a 2001 Ford Explorer and was towing a 2004 Ford F350 pickup. The Ford F350 pickup was driven by Donald Connolly, age 58, of Twin Falls, ID. Ernestine Bill, age 66, of Kimberly, ID, was driving westbound in a 2015 Ram 3500 pickup.

Christensen sideswiped the Ford Explorer and Ford F350 pickup. Christensen then collided head on with the Ram 3500 pickup.

Bill succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash. Next of kin has been notified.

The roadway was blocked for approximately seven hours.

This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a four-vehicle fatality crash at 3375 East and 3700 North in Kimberly. Officers and emergency crews are on scene.

More information will be released when it becomes available.


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Fatality crash near Kimberly

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
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For Immediate Release: 03/13/17 6:00 p.m.
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The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a four-vehicle fatality crash at 3375 East and 3700 North in Kimberly. Officers and emergency crews are on scene.

More information will be released when it becomes available.


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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Crash on Yellowstone Highway and Sunnyside Rd. Injures Two

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District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 3/11/17 3:35 p.m.
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At noon today, March 11, 2017, the Idaho State Police investigated a crash at the intersection of Sunnyside Rd. and South Yellowstone Highway in Idaho Falls that injured two people. Jessica Means, age 37 of Idaho Falls was westbound on Sunnyside, turning southbound onto South Yellowstone Highway in a Chrysler minivan. Alyssa Rice, age 22 of Idaho Falls was eastbound on Sunnyside in a Buick LeSabre. Means failed to yield to Rice and entered the intersection. Rice struck Means' van, which then overturned, and both vehicles came to rest in the intersection. All drivers and passengers were wearing their seatbelts. Airbags were deployed in the Buick. Rice was transported to Eastern Idaho Medical Center, as was one passenger in the minivan. The investigation is ongoing. The Idaho State Police was assisted by the Idaho Falls Police Department, Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, and Idaho Falls Fire Department and Ambulance.

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*Update* Injury crash in Canyon County

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 03/11/17 1:01 a.m.
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*****UPDATE*****

Maria Keesee succumbed to her injuries at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Next of kin has been notified.

KAB/PLH

*****END OF UPDATE*****

On Friday, March 10, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle, injury crash eastbound on State Highway 55 at milepost 14.5, west of Midway Road in Nampa. Maria Keesee, 41, of Nampa, was traveling east in a 2004 Nissan Murano. The vehicle crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and into a field. The vehicle came to rest in a canal off the roadway. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt. The driver of the vehicle was transported by ground ambulance to Saint Luke's in Nampa.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Friday, March 10, 2017

Injury crash in Canyon County

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
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For Immediate Release: 03/10/17 5:45 p.m.
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On Friday, March 10, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle, injury crash eastbound on State Highway 55 at milepost 14.5, west of Midway Road in Nampa. Maria Keesee, 41, of Nampa, was traveling east in a 2004 Nissan Murano. The vehicle crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and into a field. The vehicle came to rest in a canal off the roadway. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt. The driver of the vehicle was transported by ground ambulance to Saint Luke's in Nampa.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Three-Vehicle Crash on US26 Near Hitt Road

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District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 03/09/17 8:00 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office.

On March 9, 2017, at approximately 4:10 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle injury crash near the intersection of US26 and Hitt Road in Idaho Falls.

Shawn G. Griffiths, 52, of Idaho Falls, was driving a 1998 Dodge Caravan. Dennis L. Kalco, 51, of Idaho Falls, was driving a 2015 Ford F150 pickup. Sarah A. Smith, 21, of Rexburg, was driving a 1995 Chevy Corsica.

Griffiths attempted to make a left turn from westbound US26 onto Hitt Road but failed to yield to Kalco, who was traveling eastbound on US26. Griffiths turned in front of Kalco, and Kalco's vehicle struck Griffiths' vehicle. Griffiths' vehicle then struck Smith's vehicle, which was stopped northbound on Hitt Road.

Both Griffiths and Kalco were transported via ground ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. Griffiths and Smith were wearing seat belts; Kalco was not.

The northbound lane of travel on Hitt Road was blocked for approximately two and a half hours while the crash was being investigated.


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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Injury Crash On SH75 North Of Shoshone

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For Immediate Release: 03/07/2017 10:15 pm
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On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 4:25 pm, Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash northbound on SH75 at mile marker 78, north of Shoshone.

Jose A. Garcia Duran, 57, of Shoshone, was driving out of the parking lot at Johnny's Country Store in a 2008 Ford F150. Luz C. Carrasco, 57, of Hailey, was driving southbound on SH75 in a 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander. Garcia Duran failed to yield to oncoming traffic and struck Carrasco's vehicle.

Carrasco was transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts. Alcohol is involved in this crash.

Both lanes of SH75 were blocked for approximately two hours while crews investigated.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Multi-Vehicle Crash East of Boise

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For Immediate Release: 03/06/17 1:00 am
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On Monday, March 06, 2017 at approximately 8:41 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a non-injury, multi-vehicle crash westbound I-84 at milepost 71, east of Boise.

Drivers and vehicles are as follows:

Steve Torres, 38, of Kuna, driving a 2010 Ford F-150 pulling a cargo trailer.
Molly A. Hendrickson, 23, of Vancouver, WA, driving a 2003 Acura MDX.
Justin J. Johnson, 21, of Mountain Home, driving a 2000 Mercedes C-Class.
Ionas Dumitru, 23, of Bolingbrook, IL, driving a semi truck and trailer.
Gale D. Hayden, 62, of Eagle, driving a 1997 Ford truck.
Charmayne L. Dixey, 28, of Boise, driving a 1998 Isuzu Rodeo.
Ian H. Finch, 31, of Boise, driving a 2008 Chrysler Sebring.
Ralph Granger, 54, of Meridian, driving a 2001 Dodge Caravan.

One westbound lane of travel was blocked for approximately three hours.

This crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police.



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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Crash Claims One on Interstate 15 Near Pocatello

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District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 03/05/2017 11:36 am
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On Sunday, March 5, 2017, at approximately 2:25 A.M., the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle, fatality crash on northbound Interstate 15 near milepost 72, in Pocatello, ID.

Connie Mathews, age 29, of Blackfoot, ID, was driving north on I15 in a 2003 Toyota Camry. Mathews drove off the right shoulder rolling the Toyota Camry. Mathews was ejected from the vehicle and succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash. Mathews' next of kin has been notified.


Both northbound lanes of I15 were blocked for approximately two hours.



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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Fatality Crash Westbound I84 Near Caldwell

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For Immediate Release: 03/04/17 01:51 am
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On Friday, March 3, 2017, at approximately 10:14 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle, fatality crash westbound I-84 at the 31 milepost, near Caldwell.

Timothy J. Ficarro, 38, of Meridian, was driving westbound in a 2001 Chevy Malibu. The vehicle's left rear tire blew and it veered off the right shoulder, where it overturned. There were two passengers in the vehicle with Ficarro, Jessica L. Smith, 33, of Boise, and a 3-year-old male child. Ficarro and Smith were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle. The child was buckled into a car seat, but not secured in the vehicle and was ejected.

Ficarro and the child were transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Smith succumbed to her injuries on scene. Next of kin has been notified.

The right lane was blocked for approximately two and a half hours.

The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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Friday, March 3, 2017

Injury Crash Southbound I15 in Bannock County

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District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 3/4/2017 12:03 a.m.

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On Friday, March 3, 2017, at approximately 8:15 pm, Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle injury crash, southbound on I-15, at milepost 27, in Bannock County.

Frederick Andrews, 19, of Las Vegas, NV, was driving northbound on I-15 in a 1998 Buick LeSabre, when he drove off the road, overcorrected, and rolled through the median, coming to rest on the southbound side of the interstate.

Andrews was transported by air ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The southbound lanes of travel were reduced to one lane for approximately two and a half hours while crews worked to clear the scene. The crash is under investigation.


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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Three Vehicle Crash Blocks I84 in Jerome County.

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For Immediate Release: 03/02/17 7:50 P.M.
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On Thursday, March 2, 2017, at approximately 4:30 P.M., the Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle, property damage crash on westbound Interstate 84 near milepost 197, in Jerome County.

Kiersten Lancaster, 18, of Burley, was driving west on I84 in a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. Lancaster yielded and stopped in the left lane of travel due to slowing traffic for a crash at milepost 194. Michael Mercado, 19, of Burley, was driving behind Lancaster in a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. Mercado came to a stop behind Lancaster's vehicle. Garrett Mussmann, 19, of Murtaugh, was driving west in a 2016 Ram 350 pick-up hauling a horse trailer. Mussmann failed to yield to slowing traffic and collided with the rear of Mercado's Chevrolet Malibu. The collision pushed Mercado's Chevrolet Malibu into the rear of Lancaster's Volkswagen Jetta. All drivers were wearing a seatbelt.

The left lane of westbound I84 was blocked for approximately two hours.




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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Non injury crash involving a semi truck and train Edgemere Cutoff Rd/Vay Rd

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For Immediate Release: 03/01/17 8:30 PM
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On March 1st, 2017 at approximately 3:20 PM a non-injury crash occurred at the intersection of Edgemere Cutoff Rd and Vay Rd, approximately 8-miles west of Careywood, ID. A 2005 Kenworth semi-truck pulling a flatbed trailer, driven by Gerrit L. Ten Kley (63 years of Elk, WA), failed to stop for a railroad crossing stop sign and the trailer was struck by a southbound train. Ten Kley was not injured and was wearing his seatbelt. The intersection was blocked for approximately 2-hours.

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Non injury crash involving a semi truck and train Edgemere Cutoff Rd/Vay Rd

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District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
(208) 799-5151
Fax (208) 799-5146

For Immediate Release: 03/01/17 8:30 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On March 1st, 2017 at approximately 3:20 PM a non-injury crash occurred at the intersection of Edgemere Cutoff Rd and Vay Rd, approximately 8-miles west of Careywood, ID. A 2005 Kenworth semi-truck pulling a flatbed trailer, driven by Gerrit L. Ten Kley (63 years of Elk, WA), failed to stop for a railroad crossing stop sign and the trailer was struck by a southbound train. Ten Kley was not injured and was wearing his seatbelt. The intersection was blocked for approximately 2-hours.

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Injury Crash SH8 milepost 8, Riehle Rd

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District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
(208) 799-5151
Fax (208) 799-5146

For Immediate Release: 03/01/17 6:44 PM
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On March 1st, 2017 at approximately 3:30 PM an injury crash occurred eastbound on SH8 near milepost 8 at Riehle Rd, approximately 4-miles east of Moscow, ID. A blue 2017 Toyota Rav 4 driven by Melissa A. Miller (24 years) was stopping to make a left hand turn to go north on Riehle Rd. A black 2006 Hyundai Elantra, driven by Logan D. Larson (24 Years), was traveling eastbound behind Miller and did not see her slowing to turn and rear-ended Miller. Miller was wearing her seatbelt and Larson was not. The eastbound lanes of SH8 at Riehle Rd. were blocked for approximately 1-hour. Melissa Miller and her passenger Darcie R. Miller (19 years) were both transported to Gritman Hospital in Moscow, ID.

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